Hi Everyone! I'm starting a new Monday theme called Must Have Mondays! Followed up by Tuesday Tips! These are products that have that little extra something. Maybe it's extra value, extra functionality, extra WOW factor etc...!
Our home laptops have been having issues for WEEKS! First mine then Jeff's. Yesterday, we FINALLY got one replaced. YIPPEE that means I can finally steady post again. So I know it's Tuesday, but I wanted to share the Must Have Monday item too! LOL
Above are my October In-Person Card Class samples. It uses each of the season images! Perfect for this time of year of course! And it also features this week's Tuesday Tips! more on that later. Below are each of the cards up close.
Among The Branches Photopolymer Bundle is this week's Must Have Mondays spotlight. Three words:
ARE YOU SERIOUS? Love the Woodland Textured Embossing Folder and the images in Among the Branches are made specifically to work with the folder.
First is Autumn Wishes sentiment- to get this look, take your Sponge Dauber and apply ink directly onto the embossing folder. Insert your card stock and emboss through the Big Shot. This will give you the background color and the trees will pop forward. Then I took the stamps and stamped images on top of the embossed cardstock. (Tip! - I used fall leaf colors here - but using all green leaves clustered on a branch would give you a spring look!)
Now for our TUESDAY TIP! Fine Tip Glue Pen - OMGoodness! A pin drop of glue. Great for intricate die cut shapes like the Butterfly Thinlits or Delicate Ornaments Dies. Or like I've used here - to add small areas of Stampin' Glitter! Below you will notice the centers of the snowflakes sparkle with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. So tiny! but with the Fine Tip Glue Pen you can achieve the look.
TIP! - squeeze EVER SO GENTLY. A light touch is all you need. You'll notice on the Autumn card - a got a few blobs! I like it but that's what happened when I squeezed too much. Also - make sure to store and work with it upright.
My opinion - the Must Have Mondays' Among the Branches is one of those versital bundles that covers several holidays and seasons PLUS the Woodland Textured Embossing Folder is..well timeless! Great Value.
Hi Everyone! I have a great springtime project for you today. It uses the Berry Basket Bigz L Die  AND if you want to play along, it's a Class Kit To-Go!
It was a local class offering and I wanted to offer to all of you too!
Here's the video tutorial for all to enjoy.
If you would like to make the project at home, please order a Springtime Berry Basket Kit To-Go! Class Kit: $21.95 (includes $6.95 for Priority Shipping USA & its territories)
Springtime Berry Basket Kit Includes Materials to Make 2 Baskets!:
- 2Berry Basket
- 8 (four) Mini Cards
- 8 (four) Mini Envelopes
- (4) Butterfly Die cut outs
- Accessories to decorate front as shown.
Materials you will need to duplicate as shown. If you order a kit, you will need the items with the ** by it.
Stamp -Butterfly Basics ** available in all 3 stamp styles!
- Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamp Set 
- Butterfly Basics Wood Stamp Set 
- Butterfly Basics Clear Stamp Set 
- **Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad 
- **Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad 
- **Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad 
Tools & Adhesive
- Berry Basket Bigz L Die 
- Big Shot 
- Butterflies Thinlits Dies  (Temporarily Unavailable at time of post)
Take care my stampin' friends!
Here's one of three cards made this month at card class. And you can too! The materials are available in a kit to go. Click on my Take a Class link above! See video tutorial below to see all the cards. Each card will have a video too.
It features Celebrate Today Stamp Set, Balloon Framelits Dies and Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Paper. I so love these three in combination! Who couldn't use these in there stampin stash?! So excited to have them in mine.
With our continued cold weather in the Midwest, the cheerful colors seem to perk up a hum-drum day :)
Hi Everyone! You may see 2 postings per day from me as I get caught up sharing everything! This is one of the cards my local stampers will be making next week. Here's the entire collection in a quick video look!
Card base: Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut at 7-1/2" x 5-1/2". Along the 7-1/2 side, score at 3-3/4". Fold for card base.
Very Vanilla card stock (cut 2) 3-1/2" x 5-1/4".
With the Lucky Stars embossing folder, emboss one of the Very Vanilla pieces. Adhere to card front.
Stamp largest star image from Bright & Beautiful stamp set with Versamark. Heat emboss with Gold embossing powder. Die cut using 2nd largest Star Framelit. With Cherry Cobbler cardstock - die cut larges star. Layer stars add to card base as shown. Punch stars from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack out of Gold Glimmer Paper.
Stamp sentiment inside - I used retired stamp set Christmas Messages.
Stamp: Flower Patch
Paper: Whisper White 8-1/2 x 5-1/4 & 3-3/4” x 5”, Calypso Coral 4” x 5-1/4”, Vellum 1-1/2” x 4-1/4”
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, StazOn Black
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools: Big Shot, Flower Flair Framelits
Adhesive: Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensional Foam Dots
Layer Calypso Coral on card base.
Stamp images on layering whisper white. Adhere to card base
Stamp sentiment on vellum using Stazon Black
On scrap piece of whisper white, stamp images and die cut with cording die. Adhere with dimensionals.
Add rhinestone to flower centers.
Stamps: Endless Birthday, Work of Art
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Sky, Memento Black
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe 4-1/4” x 11”, Pistachio Pudding 4” x 5-1/4” , Soft Sky 3-3/4” x 5”, Whisper White 3-1/2” x 4-3/4”
Accessories: 2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment
Adhesives: Multipurpose Glue, Stampin' Dimensional Foam Dots
- Add color cardstock layers to card base
- Stamp Work of Art images and sentiment on Whisper White grouping in center. Adhere to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals
Hi Everyone! Sharing my August card class cards with you all this week :) Summer has been extremely busy personally and I'm happy that I have more time to share with all of you! I did CASE (Copy and Share Everything) the cards in this collection. So I thank all that inspired me! We'lll keep it moving forward and maybe this will inspire you.
Stamps: Endless Birthday
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Tangerine Tango, StazOn Black
Whisper White - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card base, 3" x 4-3/4" for confetti layer, 1-1/2" x 3" for sentiment
Lost Lagoon - 1-1/2" x 5-1/4"
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools: Big Shot Die-cutting Machine (Promotion this month!), Decorative Dots Embossing Folder
Adhesive: Multipurpose Glue, Stampin' Dimensional Foam Dots
With Decorative Dots embossing folder, emboss Lost Lagoon card stock. Adhere to card base with Tombo Multipurpose glue. Stamp confetti with multiple colors. Tie baker's twine around. With Dimensionals, adhere to card base. Stamp sentiment. adhere with Dimensials. Add rhinestones.